why is my css speech bubble displaced so frequently? How can I prevent this?

Tags: javascript,html,css,html5,css3

Problem :

I used css3 methods to draw out speechbubble.

Sometimes when i load my website the speechbubble gets displaced.

See http://cl.ly/image/1A0Y3z401D23

Then I have to press the refresh button a couple of times before it gets rendered the proper way.

See http://cl.ly/image/3V043M1K1l0n

NOTE : there is no successful or failing markup. It's the same markup all the time.

I tested this with chrome and it happens quite frequently. You can view one of the public pages here http://storyzer.com/faq

** EDIT **

I am adding this code because of a comment I needed to show some code.

the css code responsible for the drawing of the speech bubble

/******** talkbubble_left **************/
.gradient_header_talkbubble {
    background: #ffffff; /* Old browsers */
    background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ffffff 0%, #f8f8f9 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
    background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#ffffff), color-stop(100%,#f8f8f9)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
    background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #ffffff 0%,#f8f8f9 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
    background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ffffff 0%,#f8f8f9 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
    background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #ffffff 0%,#f8f8f9 100%); /* IE10+ */
    background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #ffffff 0%,#f8f8f9 100%); /* W3C */
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#ffffff', endColorstr='#f8f8f9',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
.talkbubble_left {
    position: relative;
    background: #white;
    border: 1px solid #DCDDDE;
.talkbubble_left:after, .talkbubble_left:before {
    right: 100%;
    border: solid transparent;
    content: " ";
    height: 0;
    width: 0;
    position: absolute;
    pointer-events: none;
    top: 50%;
.talkbubble_left:after {
    border-top: 5px solid transparent;
    border-right: 10px solid #FBFBFB;
    border-bottom: 5px solid transparent;
    margin-top: -5px;
.talkbubble_left:before {
    border-top: 6px solid transparent;
    border-right: 11px solid #DCDDDE;
    border-bottom: 6px solid transparent;
    margin-top: -6px;

#header .talkbubble{
    display: inline-block;
    position: relative;
    top: 10px; left: 0; right: 0; bottom: 0;
    height: 47px;   
    width: 889px;
    float: right;   

How do I prevent this using code? could be javascript or css or html or anything.

Solution :

float .bot50x50 and .talkbubble both left and get rid of all the position: relative; styles unless absolutely needed.


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